Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979) was a Japanese woodblock printmaker known for his images of trees. Born in the Niigata prefecture, he worked as a teacher in Taiwan for 13 years and later came to Japan in 1946. He later taught himself woodblock printmaking and gained international recognition with his participation in several of the International Print Biennials of the 1950s and 1960s. His worked included universal elements of nature, including images of stars and constellations in the 1960s. In the early 1970s, he began to specialize in his images of trees. His work is in collections at the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.